Glenn Maxwell to fly to New Zealand to replace Shaun Marsh
The Australian selectors have decided to call up Glenn Maxwell to the Australian Test squad in New Zealand to replace Shaun Marsh who will return to Australia in order to take part in the Sheffield Shield.
Marsh will leave New Zealand on Monday and will take part in the game between Western Australia and Queensland which starts on Thursday.
In Australia’s ongoing tour of New Zealand, Marsh played only in the first ODI in Auckland where he scored five runs and has not featured in any game since then.
With Aaron Finch still recovering from a hamstring injury, the Australian selectors want Marsh to have match practice under his belt in case he is called up to the squad for the ICC World T20 at the last moment.
If there is a need, Maxwell will be utilised as a substitute fielder in the second Test as Peter Siddle is currently down with a back injury, which he sustained in the first game.
Australia were positioned at 57 for one at stumps on day one of the second Test after bowling out New Zealand for 370 runs but not before Brendon McCullum scored the fastest Test century in his final international game.
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